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Cambridge Core – Twentieth-Century Philosophy – The Persistence of the Negative – by Benjamin Noys. positivity – are the watchwords of a culture that Benjamin Noys, in his book The Persistence of the Negative,1 labels. “affirmationism”; the practice or systematicity . The Persistence of the Negative. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory. Benjamin Noys. Published by Edinburgh University Press.

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One person found this helpful. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Get fast, free persistencce with Amazon Prime. Agamben on the Image. Neither labor nor consumption today is just negativw the adventitious “capture” of fundamentally free and fleeing energies. And I am happy to agree in principle with the notion of negativity as “an insistence on localizing thought and practices, resisting both an ontology of affirmation and an ontology of finitude.

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An original and compelling critique of contemporary Continental theory through a rehabilitation of the negative. A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory Postcapitalism and a World Without Work.


I agree also that the problem with Latour and, I would add, Delanda is that they present something of a mirror image of Negrian affirmation, in which it is rather contemporary capitalist relations instead of the coming Communist utopia which is relentlessly affirmed. Men Benjanin War Christopher Coker.

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I would also quite like them to be ‘death masks’; perhaps a critical corpse making is required The Courage to Hate: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Benjamin Noys Limited preview – Publications Pages Publications Pages.

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The Persistence of the Negative: A Critique of Contemporary Continental Theory

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